LinkedIn also took the decision to appoint a representative to Turkey

After Turkey’s entry into force for regulation of social media channels, YouTube also decided to open a representative office in our country than platforms like TikTok then Link. My name came days before the advertisement ban was published in the Official Gazette after the fines. Ömer Fatih Sayan, Deputy Minister of Transport and Infrastructure, announced the news on his social media account.

After the law numbered 7253, which entered into force on October 1 and known as the social media law, the platforms that could not appoint representatives started to be punished. In the last step of the sentence, an advertising ban was imposed on platforms that could not appoint representatives. Days left for the advertising ban to be published and enforced in the Official Gazette.

LinkedIn is taking representative for Turkey

It was mandatory that social platforms from abroad, which have a daily access of 1 million or more, have representative offices. Platforms that did not have a representative in the specified period were also fined gradually increasing. Finally, companies that still could not appoint representatives were banned from advertising. Along with these steps, some social media platforms have also taken the necessary steps for representation.

LinkedIn by Turkey for representative An explanation was made that he would throw. After the statement, Deputy Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Dr. Ömer Fatih Sayan shared a post on Twitter. In the post, it was stated that days before the advertising ban began, LinkedIn decided to appoint a representative in our country. It was also stated that these steps taken by social network providers were satisfactory and the same sensitivity is expected from other providers.

Deputy Minister calls on others

Said in the Description Act on 1 October, reminiscent of entry into force of the Deputy Minister Sayan, the Republic of Turkey citizens harassment as European Union citizens, cyber bullying, mimicking account, he said complaints such as violating the secrecy of private life may pass on direct interlocutors. He stated that the providers will resolve the demands of the citizens as quickly as possible.

Calling the providers who have not yet appointed representatives, Deputy Minister Sayan stated that the representatives should be appointed without the ad ban or band narrowing penalty. He stated that the advertising ban will be carefully examined by the Banking Regulation and Supervision Agency, the Central Bank and the Tax Inspection Board. He stated that advertisers will also be fined.

Stating at the end of his statement that their aim is to victimize neither social network providers nor social media users, Dr. Ömer Fatih Sayan stated that they only expected the elimination of ambivalence and the demands of the citizens to be brought.

VK, YouTube, Dailymotion and TikTok decided to open a representative office after the presence of a representative office was mandatory. LinkedIn has also been added to these platforms. Facebook, Instagram, Periscope, Twitter and Pinterest have not yet appointed a representative.


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